5 from 1 vote
green quinoa salad
Vegan Green Quinoa Salad {Gluten-Free}
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
A super simple 30 minute vegan green quinoa salad made with swiss chard, spinach, pesto, alfalfa, peas and avocado. The definition of health in a bowl.
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Healthy, Vegan
Servings: 4
Calories: 311 kcal
Author: Vicky Berman
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oi
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups chopped swiss chard
  • 3 ounces spinach
  • 1/4 cup vegan basil pesto
  • 1/2 cup alfalfa sprouts
  • 1/4 cup green peas fresh
  • 1/2 avocado cubed
  • 1/2 can artichoke hearts optional
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in pot over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Add quinoa and stir until lightly toasted. Add 1 and 3/4 cups water, and salt to taste, bring to a boil and simmer, covered for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.
  2. In separate pan heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil over medium heat and add the rainbow chard. Cook until just starting to wilt and add spinach. Cook for additional minute.
  3. In large bowl combine quinoa, swiss chard, spinach, pesto, alfalfa, green peas and artichokes. Mix until combined. Add salt and pepper to taste.